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Congress to Hold Press Conference on Net Neutrality National Day of Action

February 27, 2018, 8:36 AM HST
* Updated February 27, 8:38 AM
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Sens. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Congressman Mike Doyle (Penn.-14), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ( Calif.-12) will be joined by members of Congress, technology companies, grassroots organizations, advocates, and public interest groups at a press conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in support of the net neutrality national day of action.

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission published in the Federal Register its final rule to repeal the Open Internet order. At the press conference, Sens. Schumer and Markey will discuss momentum for the Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval, which stands at 50 supporters, along with efforts to find one more vote in order to overturn the FCC’s net neutrality decision.

Rep. Doyle’s resolution in the House of Representatives currently has 144 co-sponsors. Democrats plan to force a vote on the resolution in the coming months, putting Republicans on notice that they will have to choose to side with big cable and telecommunications companies or with the majority of Americans—small businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators, students, technology start-ups—that support net neutrality.

The event will be available live here.

–Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)

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–Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14)

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–Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

–Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

–Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.)

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–Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

–Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)

–Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)

–Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)

–Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

–Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

–Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.)

–Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

–Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)

–Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.)

–House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12)

–Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)

–Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18)

–Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX-35)

–Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01)

–Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)

–Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL)

–Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)

–Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01)

–Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)

–Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-05)

–Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01)

–Michael Copps, former FCC Commissioner and Special Advisor, Common Cause

–Evan Greer, Campaign Director, Fight for the Future

–Steven Renderos, Organizing Director, Center for Media Justice

–American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

–Center for Digital Technology

–Color of Change

–Consumers Union

–Demand Progress

–Engine

–Free Press

–National Hispanic Media Coalition

–Open Technology Institute

–Public Knowledge

 

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